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Sunday, August 20, 2006

so... here's the news

It is OFFICIAL - we are adding a member to the FAMILY! No, I am not pregnant, but soon there will be an unknown Chinese woman who will conceive my next baby girl! I want to cry just typing this! Seriously - if you know us, the standard response to the question "So, you guys going to have any more kids?" has been the following, "No, I am not carrying anymore (after 3 c-sections I had my tubes ties) but one day, who knows, when we might adopt a baby from China" Well, it is time. It's been really amazing how God has confirmed the timing to begin this long long process. The whole family has been on board for a while, it just took me surrendering some fears over and trusting God in a BIG new way. When I got the call this week that we had been accepted, I felt like I had just read the positive sign on my first pregnancy test. We are all so excited. I have been at the beach with my parents for a week and its been killing me that I have had to wait to blog about it.

okay, I have to keep this short. I have a lot to accomplish, I just had to shout the news!


Blogger Magnanimity said...

WOW! in font 50! Awesome. That's great guys.

10:27 PM

Blogger Allycat said...

Congratulations! That is awesome news!

10:50 PM

Anonymous whittakerwoman said...

I know your Joy, And I can't wait to go into this journey with you! Call me when the time seems to go on forever, or when you see her face for the first time! I am so excited! I love you guys! H

11:54 PM

Anonymous Kim Weisenthal said...

congratulations! my name is kim, i was adopted from south korea and am a friend of the whittakers... occasionally i read your blog. just wanted to say congratulations on the new addition to your family, you are going to change a life in such an amazing way!!

1:16 AM

Blogger Just T said...

congratulations!!! what an amazing thing to do! I know you, your husband and your beautiful children are going to truly embrace your new family member. I applaud you all for helping change a lil person's life and give them a life unimaginable! xxxxxx
I cannot wait to hear everything about your journey to become a parent again !

2:15 AM

Blogger JenMom said...

AWESOME news! I had a feeling it was along these lines. We'll be praying here, too!

7:04 AM

Blogger Kate said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! I remember you mentioning this as a desire back when we talked in January. It's going to be so exciting to see it all unfold! Let's talk soon! Have fun at the beach!

7:35 AM

Blogger Wendy said...

WOW! Congratulations! That is SO exciting! We have talked about adopting someday too. I look forward to hearing more about this.

7:53 AM

Blogger keri said...

yay! this is huge. look forward to supporting you and e along this journey. love love!

8:15 AM

Blogger Cantini #3 said...

Congrats! That is so awesome. I can't wait to see your family's journey through this new chapter in your lives!

8:42 AM

Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

Oh congrats!!!! I am sooooooo excited for you.

8:54 AM

Blogger Glass Half Full said...

Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! :)

9:07 AM

Blogger Wendy said...

I loved the post from your husband about the size of his lunches. I was laughing so hard because I do the same thing. :)

Can I get your email? I have some questions for you. Thanks.

9:53 AM

Blogger Perri said...

How awwesome! I think everyone should adopt some kids after they are finished having their own. The world would be a much nicer place! I'm looking forward to following this journey with you.

1:40 PM

Blogger the good, the bad & the ugly said...

I am so excited for you! I am sending out your referral today. Trying to get it out quickly! Missed you!

2:32 PM

Blogger Jules said...

Please let us know how we can support or pray!!!

4:45 PM

Blogger Jessica said...

Yippy! Now, bring on the paperwork! ;)

12:22 AM

Blogger terrible speller said...

Thanks everybody for being so sweet!

8:41 AM

Anonymous Rachel said...

Congratulations! I am sorry I am behind on the news, we are on vacation this week. I am just taking a quick browse on blogs and checking email. I know you are so excited! I can't wait to see how this all comes about!

6:17 PM

Blogger Heather said...

Thank you for posting this. We are in the very early stages (as in waiting for the Lord to up our income level so we can be in the righ income bracket)of adopting a little girl from China. The paper work is already filled out and ready to go when we are in range. For now we are only expressing our plan to a few close friends and not to family so if anyone does read this, please do not menition it on my blog, just in case my family reads it. It is encouraging to see others go through the process. We shall see what He has planned.

4:52 PM


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